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ELITE PI135 Convertible BATD

Explore the ELITE PI-135 Professional, a cutting-edge desktop flight simulator meticulously designed to elevate your training experience. Tailored for aviation enthusiasts, aspiring pilots, and training institutions, this simulator sets a new standard for realism and adaptability.

Key Features:

  1. FAA BATD Certification: The ELITE PI-135 Professional is engineered to meet the rigorous standards of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and can be certified as a Basic Aviation Training Device (BATD), demonstrating its commitment to providing effective and realistic training.

  2. Realistic Cockpit Replication: Immerse yourself in a lifelike training environment with authentically reproduced flight deck components, including controls, panels, and instrumentation.

  3. Analogue or E500-Style Glass Cockpit: Choose between analogue or E500-style glass cockpit instrumentation for a versatile training experience.

  4. Replica Garmin GTN750 GPS: Experience accurate avionics simulation with a replica Garmin GTN750 GPS unit, providing realistic navigation procedures.

  5. Dynamic Control Loading: Enjoy a realistic flying experience with dynamic control loading on the flight controls, providing tactile feedback for enhanced realism.

  6. Professional Grade Control Yoke: Navigate with precision using the professional-grade control yoke, enhancing the responsiveness of flight control inputs.

  7. Versatile Aircraft Models: Engage in diverse training scenarios with a selection of aircraft models, including single-engine and multi-engine options.

  8. Visual Display Options: Upgrade your simulation experience with the option for a curved visual system featuring projectors or larger monitors, providing enhanced visual immersion during training.

  9. Realistic Instrumentation: Train effectively with accurate and realistic instrument panels, ensuring a true-to-life representation of various aircraft configurations.

  10. Simulated Bendix-King Avionics Stack: Benefit from a simulated Bendix-King Silver Crown Plus Avionics Stack with 8.33 kHz spacing on COM/NAV frequencies for comprehensive avionics training.

  11. Plug-In Interface for External EFB: Integrate external Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) such as SkyDemon, enhancing your training with additional navigation capabilities.

  12. High-Performance ELITE Computer: Experience seamless and high-performance simulations with the included ELITE computer, ensuring optimal training sessions.

  13. Lockheed Martin P3D Image Generator: Immerse yourself in a visually stunning and realistic simulated environment with the Lockheed Martin P3D Image Generator.

  14. ELITE Basic ATD 9.0 Software: The simulator includes the ELITE Basic ATD 9.0 software featuring a range of aircraft models such as Archer III, Arrow IV, Baron 58, Bonanza A36, Cessna 172R, Cessna 172S, Cessna 182S, King Air B200, Mooney M20J, and Seneca III.

Discover the ELITE PI-135 Professional Desktop, where cutting-edge technology converges with authenticity, delivering an unparalleled training platform for enthusiasts and aspiring pilots within the aviation community.

PI135 Convertible BATD Features
PI135 Desktop BATD
PI135 Pro BATD
ELITE XTS Pro including our renowned flight models (Archer III, Arrow IV, Baron 58, Bonanza A36, Cessna 172R, Cessna 172S, Cessna 182S, King Air B200, Money M20J, Seneca III)
FAA Letter of Approval
Switch panels, rudder trim & elevator trim wheels, flaps lever with annunciator light, parking brake, simulator freeze and SEP/MEP specific panels
Dynamic control loading on Pedals
Dynamic control loading on Yoke
Aircraft like steel glareshield
Analog & Glass Cockpit Conversion
Platform, adjustable seat, instructor table
SEP & MEP Throttle Conversion kit
GTN750 Replica
AP-4000 Radio Stack with GPS Control
Foreflight, Skydemon, & other EFBs compatibility
Bendix King Silver Crown Plus Avionics Stack (8.33khz spacing)
Touchscreen ELITE iOS
Lockheed Martin P3D Visual System
3x32" wrap around curved monitors
Single Screen Visual 43" System
Triple projector 3m wide blended display Visual System
Vernier throttles (2 or 3 levers)
Motion System
Worldwide Shipping
Onsite Installation & Training
Maintenance, Update & support contracts

Different cockpit layouts for the PI135:

Our most afford­able, fully pro­ce­dural sys­tem! Built around the ELITE Pro Panel III flight con­sole, the PI-135 can be used for com­plete startup, flight, and shut­down pro­ce­dures. This sys­tem is rec­om­mended for instruc­tors, flight schools, or uni­ver­si­ties that want com­plete pro­ce­dural train­ing capa­bil­i­ties in a mod­er­ate price range. It is also great for intro­duc­ing non-instrument stu­dents to basic air­craft oper­at­ing pro­ce­dures. 

Loggable hours on the FSTD


  • Log 2.5 Hrs towards the PRIVATE
  • Log 10 Hrs towards the INSTRUMENT
  • Recent Flight Experience (maintain currency)


  • Log 5.25 Hrs towards the PRIVATE
  • Log 8.75 Hrs towards the INSTRUMENT
  • Recent Flight Experience (maintain currency)


  • 5 hours dual instrument time towards the COMMERCIAL
  • 25 hours towards the ATPL
  • 20 hours towards the IR
  • 2 hour dual instrumen towards the Night VFR rating
  • Instrument Proficiency Check & Recency (2D instrument approach operations & 3D instrument approach operations)

Any questions? Reach out to our sales team !

René Huddlestone

Sales Director

Christopher Réville

Chief Commercial Officer


Yes, you can choose between the desktop and the pro variant. Check our comparison table above to see the main differences.

Please contact our sales team, with pictures and any other document you may have, to see if your device could be upgraded. If not, you might be eligible to our buyback program.

We are happy to provide you with visual systems ranging from one monitor to a complete surround visual system with three projectors.

We are happy to dispatch our technicians for an onsite installation & training on how to operate the device. Although this is not mandatory, most of our customers select this option. Advise your sales contact that you are interested to get your quote.

The device is very easy to operate and reconfigure. Nevertheless to be eligible for FAA credits, the device must be operated by an FAA approved Instructor.

This device is very popular with home users, universities, and flight schools that do not log hours. It can also be certified by other authorities, such as CASA in Australia. Ask your sales agent for more information.

Not at all! Our simulators are designed to be very easy to convert, and anybody with proper initial training can perform this easy task within a few minutes.

The names Cessna, Piper, Arrow, Diamond, and Beechcraft as well as related names, marks, emblems, and images are registered trademarks of their respective owners. ELITE is not affiliated with any brand.

Pictures and setups may differ from the actual product, and depend on the options selected. All pictures and documents available on this website are strictly nonbinding.